Welcome to the Veterinary Profession

The veterinary profession in South Africa is a learned and honourable profession. Veterinarians work passionately to diagnose, treat diseases and dysfunctions in animals as well as prevent diseases in animals. These individuals are expected to always act in such a manner as to maintain and promote the prestige, honour, dignity and interests of the profession. Veterinarians serve the public and the interests of the animals with regard to the latest scientific knowledge.

No person may practise in the veterinary profession unless the person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of a veterinarian.

Act, rules and regulations of the Veterinary Profession

The rules

Read the rules that are applicable to you as a veterinary professional.

The regulations

Read the regulations for the veterinary profession.

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